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Trump Talks Trade and Addresses Russia Meddling on Asia Trip

Monday, November 13th, 2017

President Donald Trump winds down his first official trip to Asia in the Philippines. After walking back from his comments that he believed Russian President Putin’s denials, he heads back to the U.S.

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How America’s Big Counties Are Reshaping Politics

Sunday, November 12th, 2017

At first glance, Virginia, with its rapid suburban population growth and deepening blue tint, may seem like the exception rather than the rule. But the pattern is one that’s been replicated across the country…Photo Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

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GOP Sen. Toomey: Roy Moore Should Step Aside Over Sex Allegations

Sunday, November 12th, 2017

Republican Sen. Pat Toomey says Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore should drop out of the race following allegations he had sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl decades ago.Speaking on NBC, Toomey…Photo Credit: Getty ImagesWes Frazer

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Trump’s Victory, 1 Year Later: Sessions Remakes Justice Dept

Sunday, November 12th, 2017

President Donald Trump’s legislative agenda faces tough going in Congress, but that hasn’t stopped his administration from changing the way the federal government does business.Few agencies have changed…Photo Credit: Getty Images

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Trump, Putin Reach Agreement on Fighting ISIS in Syria

Saturday, November 11th, 2017

The United States and Russia released a joint statement on Syria Saturday after President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin met on the sidelines of an economic summit, NBC News reported.The two…Photo Credit: AFP/Getty Images

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Mueller Probing 2016 Flynn Meeting With Congressman: Sources

Friday, November 10th, 2017

aInvestigators for special counsel Robert Mueller are questioning witnesses about an alleged September 2016 meeting between Mike Flynn, who would become President Donald Trump’s first national security adviser…Photo Credit: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call, File

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Trump Delivers ‘America First’ Speech at APEC CEO Summit

Friday, November 10th, 2017

President Trump delivered a speech at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation CEO Summit 2017, saying he does not blame China for “taking advantage of” the U.S. when it comes to trade. 

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Mueller Probes Possible $15M Flynn-Turkey Deal: Sources

Friday, November 10th, 2017

Federal investigators are examining whether former national security adviser Michael Flynn met with senior Turkish officials about a potential quid pro quo in which Flynn would be paid to carry out directives…Photo Credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images, File

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The VP Club: Pence Talks Policy, WH With Biden and Cheney

Friday, November 10th, 2017

Vice President Mike Pence has been quietly cultivating his predecessors since taking office, a different approach than the one taken by his boss, NBC News reported.Pence has a phone call with Joe Biden…Photo Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images, File

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Mother of Premature Twins Wins VA House of Delegates Seat

Friday, November 10th, 2017

Three weeks after Jennifer Carroll Foy launched her campaign for the Virginia House of Delegates, she found out she was pregnant with twins.The former public defender from Woodbridge gave birth to her…Photo Credit: NBC Washington

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Republicans Push Tax Cut Plans, Democrats Remain Skeptical

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan says he’s confident in GOP tax cut plans and what it will do for the American people. But House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi warns that the rich are the only ones who will…

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House Republicans Get Ready to Draft DACA Legislation

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

A broad range of House Republicans Thursday said they were ready to work to craft a new legislative fix for young immigrants, known by supporters as Dreamers, before the end of this year.

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Trump Bodyguard Disputes Dossier’s Women Allegation: Sources

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

After a business meeting before the Miss Universe Pageant in 2013, a Russian participant offered to “send five women” to Donald Trump’s hotel room in Moscow, his longtime bodyguard told Congress this week, three…Photo Credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

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Woman Says Roy Moore Touched Her When She Was 14: Report

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

A woman has said a Senate nominee from Alabama touched her inappropriately when she was a teen and the candidate was 32, according to a published report.The Alabama woman says Roy Moore, the Republican nominee…Photo Credit: Brynn Anderson/AP

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Trump’s America One Year Later

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

One year ago Donald Trump was elected President of the United States in what many considered to be an upset victory over Hillary Clinton. Now, one year later, Democrats are celebrating, winning closely…

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Chinese Gas Deal Raises Ethics Issues for Ross

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

On Sunday, the public learned that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross never fully divested himself of ownership in a global shipping company — one with ties to Russia’s rulers — when he joined President Donald…Photo Credit: Rao Aimin/Xinhua via AP

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Obama Shakes Hands After Showing Up for Chicago Jury Duty

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

The judge noted that the 44th president said he was willing to serve had he been selected.

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Democrats Win Big With Obamacare’s Medicaid Expansion

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

Barack Obama may not be running for anything these days, but his signature health care law was a big winner in Tuesday’s elections, as voters rebelled against Republican lawmakers who have blocked Obamacare’s…Photo Credit: Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images

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Democrats’ Victories Give a ‘Formula for Success’: Analysis

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

Democrats had blow-out victories in Virginia and across the country Tuesday, leaving party officials in the unfamiliar position of winning as they prepare for next year’s midterm elections, NBC News…Photo Credit: Cliff Owen/AP

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Sharpton: President Trump Is the Same Blowhard I Knew in NY

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

A year after Donald Trump was elected president, activist and MSNBC host Rev. Al Sharpton took stock of Trump’s tenure in an essay for NBC News’ THINK opinion section:As a native New Yorker, I have watched…Photo Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images, File

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Chuck Todd on 70 Years of ‘Meet the Press’

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

Chuck Todd, host of “Meet The Press,” talks to NBC’s Eric Hinton on the legacy of the iconic show as it celebrates its 70th anniversary, the impact of the Trump presidency on his media colleagues…

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Boyfriend of Journalist Killed on Live TV Wins Va. House Seat

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

A former Virginia news anchor whose girlfriend was fatally shot during a live broadcast in 2015 has defeated a Republican incumbent for a seat in the House of Delegates. Chris Hurst beat Joseph Yost Tuesday in…Photo Credit: AP Photo/Steve Helber, File

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Trump Claims He’ll ‘Get Killed’ Financially by GOP Tax Bill

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

If the Republican tax cut bill passes, President Donald Trump would “get killed” financially, he claimed in a call with 12 Senate Democrats Tuesday as he tried to curry favor for the measure, NBC News…Photo Credit: Woohae Cho/Getty Images

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Transgender Woman Makes History With Virginia House Win

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

Democrat Danica Roem made history Tuesday with her win for Virginia’s 13th District House of Delegates seat. She will be the 1st out transgender member of the House of Delegates and the 1st out transgender…

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Virginians Elect State’s 1st Transgender Legislator

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

Danica Roem, a journalist turned public works advocate, has won Virginia’s 13th District House of Delegates seat, making her the state’s first transgender legislator.Roem beat out the district’s 26-year…Photo Credit: AP Photo/Steve Helber, File

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Rev. Jesse Jackson Accused of Sexual Harassment

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

Danielle Young, a journalist for “The Root,” has accused civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson of sexually harassing her at a photo-op event three years ago. Young says Jackson groped her and made a…

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Ryan: Texas Shooter Should Not Have Gotten a Gun

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

House Speaker Paul Ryan expressed frustration that the suspected gunman in Sunday’s Texas church shooting was able to get a gun after being convicted of domestic abuse. Ryan said more needs to be done to enforce…

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What Are the ‘Paradise Papers’?

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

A trove of leaked documents known as the “Paradise Papers” have brought to light the ways wealthy individuals and government officials attempt to avoid taxes and financial transparency.

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Trump Pauses Aggressive Rhetoric Toward North Korea in Seoul

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

President Donald Trump paused his aggressive rhetoric toward North Korea, instead calling for negotiations with the North during his visit to South Korea Tuesday. NBC’s Chris Jansing reports from Seoul.

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Page Coordinated Russia Trip With Trump Campaign Officials

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

One of the members of the Trump campaign to come under scrutiny of the Russia election interference investigation, volunteer Carter Page, testified to a House committee that he sought permission from senior…Photo Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

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